U.S. Sugar-Get the Facty on Lake Okeechobee Releases

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Sugar, Water

The Facts on the Lake Okeechobee Releases We share in the frustration over the Lake Okeechobee discharges. We want to collaborate in finding solutions that improve water storage and reduce the risk of discharges occurring again. But the Sierra Club’s reckless and mean-spirited attacks – which are part of their ongoing vendetta against sugarcane farmers – misdirect the focus away …

SFWMD-Get the Facts: Back Pumping

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Water

Media outlets continue to falsely report that rare emergency pumping of water into Lake Okeechobee was orchestrated by farmers. Pumping water into the lake from the south, known as “back pumping,” is used only in extreme emergency flooding situations by the South Florida Water Management District. Neither businesses nor farms have the authority or capability to pump water directly into …

NCGA Disappointed with Senate Vote on Roberts Compromise Food Labeling Legislation

Randall Alabama, Corn, Field Crops, Florida, General, Georgia, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops

From the National Corn Growers Association: National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling issued the following statement today in response to the Senate’s failure to pass Chairman Pat Roberts’ uniform, national food labeling standard: “U.S. corn farmers are disappointed that, despite the clear demonstration of support from nearly 800 groups, the Senate failed to move this reasonable legislation forward. This …

USDA Announces $260 Million Available for RCPP

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It was announced this week by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that through RCPP, the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, they are making available up to $260 million for partner proposals to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. Download Audio

Scott to Veto $256 Million from New Budget

Randall Cattle, Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, General, Industry News Release, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops

FROM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA By BRANDON LARRABEE AND JIM TURNER THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, March 15, 2016……….In a surprise move, Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday that he would sign the largest budget in state history while using his line-item veto relatively sparingly, defusing a potential showdown with state lawmakers. Scott said he would sign the previously $82.3 billion spending …

National Ag Day: Where Was the Food On Your Plate Grown?

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From the U.S. Department of Agriculture: March is National Nutrition Month and throughout the month, USDA will be highlighting results of their efforts to improve access to safe, healthy food for all Americans and supporting the health of our next generation. From farm to fork, agriculture and nutrition are integrally linked. And every state in the U.S. can play an …

Statement by Commissioner Adam H. Putnam on Governor Scott Supporting Key Budget Priorities

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According to information from the News Service of Florida, Governor Rick Scott’s office announced today that he plans to veto $256.1 million from the newly approved budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. Lawmakers approved the $83.2 billion budget Friday before ending the annual legislative session. While more on that will be available later, here is a release …

United States Secures Full Access for U.S. Beef and Beef Products to Peru

Randall Beef, Cattle, General, Industry News Release, Livestock

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture: LIMA, Peru, March 14, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced today that the U.S. government has reached agreement with the government of Peru to remove barriers for U.S. beef exports to Peru that have remained in effect since 2003, opening one of the fastest growing markets in …

Educate Consumers and ‘Show Us Your Ag’

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During National Agriculture Week, which runs through March 19, the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) is inviting farmers, ranchers and all agriculturalists to “Show Us Your Ag.” It’s an effort to highlight how you care for your animals and how you raise your crops, educating today’s consumers. Download Audio